- ivan martin
The first day of concentration of the Spanish selection it was not one more. In fact, it had little to do with the rest of the international arrivals at the Soccer City. In the first place, because during the meal he was present Pedro Rochapresident of the Spanish Football Federation. The new president shared lunch with the players and the coaching staff of Louis of the Source and wanted to convey tranquility.
After the meal, there were hours of dialogue and consensus, since the players of the Spanish selection, at the initiative of the captains, wanted to speak publicly after the events that have occurred in recent weeks. The 24 footballers met to shape the statement that was read by surprise Alvaro Morata before the first training session of the national team.
It was not easy to reach an agreement. From the Federation they recognize that footballers they wanted to measure every word to be as exact as possible. And it is that, the players were clear that they had to do it, but that they had to do it perfectly. “For some time we thought that there was not going to be time,” they say from Las Rozas.
Finally, the players reached an agreement to create a statement with four points congratulating the women’s team for winning the worldwhere they have censured the attitude of Luis Rubialesin which they have asked that Spanish football be “the engine of respect, inspiration, inclusion and diversity and must set an example with their behavior both on and off the field” and in which they have made it clear that now they must focus on the matches against Georgia y Cyprusboth qualifiers for the Eurocopa.
It should be noted that Louis of the SourceSpanish coach, and Albert Lukedirector of the National Team, stepped aside and left the players absolute freedom to make a statement that Morata read, but that everyone supported.